Natural Tinted Face Lotion Recipe

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For those who’ve been studying Wellness Mama for lengthy, you already know that I’m not a fan of utilizing chemical compounds that I can’t pronounce to wash my home or rubbing them on my face, the place they are often absorbed in just some seconds.

The logical extension of avoiding dangerous chemical compounds is discovering pure choices for private care merchandise and make-up. I made my very own shampoo and toothpaste (and began an organization to share these recipes with others) however discovering pure (and reasonably priced) make-up choices that I beloved was harder.

I really like enjoying with these DIY eye shadow recipes. 

I found out a liquid basis recipe that provides nice protection for zits and pores and skin discoloration, however since I don’t put on make-up day by day. Finally I needed a light-weight tinted face lotion that might be used day by day for a tiny bit shade, with out wanting like I used to be sporting make-up in any respect.

My answer? This lighter model of a liquid basis, with additional moisturizing energy.

Tips on how to Make Tinted Face Lotion or Moisturizer (Like BB Cream)

As I discussed, this tinted face lotion is much like pure basis however thinner and with much less protection. Many firms name it magnificence balm or BB cream. It doubles as a pure facial moisturizer.

With its slight bronzing impact, I can use it day by day however it by no means seems to be or looks like make-up. It goes on clean and dries to a powdery clean end.

I used a store-bought lotion on this recipe as a result of it’s what I had readily available. For those who don’t have already got a very good face lotion you need to use the home made face lotion from this recipe. It’s so simple as altering the powders we’re including to show it right into a tinted lotion, as an alternative of a basis.

Discovering Your Good Match

For the tint or shade, there are a number of choices. This recipe works very well with completely different pores and skin tones and is simple to regulate so it’s an ideal match. This tinted face lotion recipe makes use of:

  • natural cocoa powder and bronze mica
  • OR pure mineral make-up in your shade

I used a mixture of bronze mica powder and cocoa powder in mine. Observe that mica powder does have a really slight shimmer, so for those who don’t need that, keep on with cocoa. You would additionally add in just a little cinnamon for heat undertones. Simply make sure your whole components are a really tremendous powder for clean utility.

You’ll wish to begin with a small quantity of cocoa powder and mica (if utilizing), including just a little extra at a time to match your shade. It seems to be just a little darker within the jar than it does on pores and skin, so don’t panic if it seems to be too darkish!

And when you’re at it why not make some dry shampoo with the additional cocoa? 🙂

What Does It Really feel Like?

It relies upon considerably on the lotion you utilize, however it ought to sink into pores and skin leaving it supple, moisturized, and flippantly tinted. I discover this goes on clean and leaves behind a powdery end, like if I’d flippantly dusted on sheer basis powder or bronzer.

Observe that it’s not heavy and it gained’t cowl up zits, scars, or different blemishes.

The excellent news is, this makes use of wholesome components that feed our pores and skin cells as an alternative of masking the difficulty and over time may help enhance pores and skin tone. Cocoa powder is filled with antioxidants and has just a little caffeine to perk up pores and skin. Plus rubbing chocolate-scented lotion in your face simply feels decadent!

Tinted Face Lotion With SPF?

In contrast to my home made basis powder, this recipe doesn’t have any solar safety in it. Whereas I attempt to have secure solar publicity day by day, there may be such a factor as an excessive amount of. For those who needed so as to add just a little non-nano uncoated zinc oxide powder for SPF you possibly can. It would change the feel considerably although and supply heavier protection the extra you utilize.

The Greatest Moisturizer for the Job

Making that is tremendous straightforward, particularly for those who’re utilizing pre-made lotion. It may be so simple as two components (lotion and cocoa powder or mineral make-up), or you will get just a little fancier with it.

You wish to select a lotion that works nicely with the fragile pores and skin of the face. Heavier lotions, like physique butter, will be nice for all-over skincare, however are too heavy for facial pores and skin. Select one which works nicely together with your pores and skin kind and isn’t too greasy or dry.

No Time to Make it?

Listed here are some good store-bought choices which might be non-toxic and rank nicely on EWG:


Tinted Face Lotion

This tinted face lotion goes on clean and dries to a powdery end. It is light-weight sufficient to put on day by day for a contemporary look.

Prep Time5 minutes

Energetic Time20 minutes

Whole Time25 minutes

Yield: 1 ounce

Creator: Katie Wells


Selfmade Lotion

  • Soften the shea butter, argan, or jojoba oil and emulsifying wax in a double boiler, stirring sometimes.

  • Take away from warmth and add the aloe, witch hazel, and Leucidal if utilizing, whisking vigorously till clean.

  • Let cool fully. The fridge quickens the method.

Tinting Your Face Lotion

  • Combine the lotion (both home made OR retailer purchased) and the colours to get the specified shade. Begin with a tiny quantity of every shade powder and slowly work as much as get your required shade. You may wish to use both cocoa powder and mica OR mineral make-up, not each. I began with ¼ tsp every of cocoa powder and mica, then added 1/8 tsp extra at a time till it matched my pores and skin tone.
  • This may look darker within the jar than it does on pores and skin. To get your good shade add just a little extra shade at a time and take a look at the colour in your interior arm.

  • Retailer in an air-tight container and use day by day as desired for a smoothing/sprucing, pure tinted lotion.


If utilizing pre-made lotion, it will have the shelf lifetime of the lotion you might be utilizing. For those who’re utilizing aloe vera with no preservative (the one linked to above is preserved), then this must be saved within the fridge and used inside 10 days. 
If you wish to add a pure, broad-spectrum preservative it’s going to lengthen the shelf life to about 6 months. You’ll want to hold in a cool, dry place, away from extra warmth and moisture for finest outcomes.

This text was medically reviewed by Jessica Meyers, MPAP, PA-C, RH(AHG), who makes a speciality of natural protocols and useful drugs. You may as well discover Jessica on Instagram. As all the time, this isn’t private medical recommendation and we suggest that you simply discuss together with your physician.

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